CÁTEDRA UNESCO PROMOVE UNIVERSIDADE DE VERÃO NA UTAD


Geoparques, Desenvolvimento Regional Sustentável e Estilos de Vida Saudáveis” foi a temática escolhida para a edição deste ano da Universidade Internacional de verão que está a decorrer na Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), no âmbito da Cátedra da UNESCO.
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Cátedra UNESCO promove Universidade de Verão na UTAD 

NOTA DE IMPRENSA |05 JULHO 2018

Cátedra UNESCO promove Universidade de Verão na UTAD

A Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) vai realizar, a partir da próxima 2ª feira (dia 9) e até ao dia 20 de julho, uma Universidade Internacional de Verão, no âmbito da Cátedra da UNESCO de “Geoparques, Desenvolvimento Regional Sustentável e Estilos de Vida Saudáveis”.

Serão duas semanas de formação educacional e vocacional avançada, através de uma série de seminários, workshops e visitas de campo a lugares emblemáticos da região, para estudo e conhecimento sobre o Geoparque Arouca, o processo de manufatura do Património Cultural Imaterial de Bisalhães, a Região Demarcada do Alto Douro – Património Mundial e o Caminho Interior para Santiago de Compostela. Procura-se assim que os participantes possam experimentar práticas inovadoras susceptíveis de confrontar os conhecimentos teóricos com realidades concretas, assim como boas práticas na gestão dos territórios e na implementação de iniciativas válidas com envolvimento das comunidades locais.

Aberta a estudantes, investigadores, gestores, técnicos de autarquias, entre outros interessados, esta Universidade de Verão e visitas de estudo programadas, conta com a preleção de especialistas nacionais e internacionais renomados, entre os quais Inga Nichanian, responsável do Programa de Cátedras da UNESCO para a Europa e a América do Norte, que estará na cerimónia de abertura e fará ainda uma conferência plenária.

“la Caixa” Banking Foundation SCHOLARSHIPS

“la Caixa” Banking Foundation (FBLC) is a Spanish private foundation whose mission is to contribute to the advance of society. FBLC ranks among the top 10 world foundations considering either endowment or annual budget.

In 2018, FBLC has begun a gradual expansion of its programmes to Portugal as a result of the entry of the BPI bank in the Caixabank Group. Within the framework of this expansion, our next step is the opening of our prestigious fellowship framework programme to Portugal.
The investment in science and research is part of the corporate strategy of our entity. For this reason, following the line of action of our strategic plan, a new fellowships programme has been launched in 2017 aimed at postdoctoral researchers. The first pilot call has been a great success, incorporating 30 excellent postdoctoral researchers with leadership skills to promote their own research group to Spanish research centres and
universities.
That is the reason why in 2018, from FBLC we want to extend this programme so that excellent Portuguese research centres and labs, as your entity, can opt to incorporate postdoctoral researchers with our support.
The programme, JUNIOR LEADER “la Caixa”, is aimed at hiring excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to continue their research career in Spanish and Portuguese territory in STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physical and mathematics. They must be exceptional candidates in terms of
originality and the importance of their contributions in their scientific discipline as well as possess leadership skills.
This programme is articulated in two independent subprograms directed to all those people who have finished the doctorate between two and seven years before the deadline of the call with the following characteristics:

• 22 postdoctoral fellowships to researchers to carry out their research in accredited centres with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or IISCIII and Portuguese units accredited as “excellent” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia.
For Spanish institutions, candidates must have resided in Spain for less than 12 months in the last three years while for Portuguese institutions, candidates must have resided in Portugal for less than 12 months in the last three years.

This subprogramme, which has an innovative design and highly competitive funding, will be presented as a proposal to the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme ‐ Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Actions ‐ COFUND for co‐financing.

• 11 postdoctoral fellowships to carry out a research project in any university or research center in Spain or Portugal of researchers who have resided or carried out their main activity in the same country, either Spain, or Portugal, more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
Both subprogrammes have a maximum allocation of € 305,100 per fellowship with the following breakdown:
• Salary cost of € 59,000 that includes the researcher’s gross salary and employer costs.
• Provision of € 38,500 per year for research project costs.
• Family support of € 1,200 gross per year for each child.
• € 5,400 gross in a single payment at the start of the contract for travel and transfer expenses.
To complement the economic endowment, “la Caixa” Banking Foundation offers researchers, among other benefits, a professional development programme in transversal competences with special emphasis on leadership, knowledge transfer, responsible innovation and research, as well as access to the network of fellows of “la Caixa” and other benefits that place these fellowships among the most attractive and
comprehensive in Europe.
“la Caixa” Banking Foundation directly launches each call and is in charge of the management of the selection process . On the other hand, once the fellowships have been granted, the candidates propose the centre and research group they would like to join and with which previously they have had contact to attach a letter of intent from the institution to their candidacy and work on a research proposal agreed with the centre.
The fellowships of the next call will be granted in 2019 by launching the call in July 2018. During this period, we will be working in parallel on the proposal for obtaining European funding.
If you are interested in the project, I would be grateful if you would send us the letter of support for this application to the Marie Skłodowska‐Curie Actions ‐ COFUND programme, following the example we provide attached HERE: HostCentres_Junior Leader Fellowships_Portugal
These fellowships are an opportunity to promote independent research plans and help maintain, if not increase, the magnificent level of scientific excellence that your institution already enjoys.

GEOPARQUE GRUTAS DEL PALACIO: UN PATRIMONIO QUE APORTA A LOS OBJETIVOS DE DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE

“Los geoparques mundiales de UNESCO son territorios de ciencias, educación y cultura” dijo la experta mexicana Emmaline Rosado.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (Unesco), designó en el año 2013 a Grutas del Palacio para integrar la red de geoparques. En Latinoamérica también están el geoparque Araripe, en Brasil (2006), y el año pasado fueron reconocidos los geoparques Mixteca Alta y Comarca Minera, ubicados en México.

La licenciada en geografía Emmaline Rosado, que cursa actualmente su doctorado en Portugal, visitó las Grutas del Palacio en el marco de una investigación sobre los geoparques de Latinoamérica y sus vínculos a la agenda 2030 y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) de Naciones Unidas.

El 25 de septiembre de 2015 los líderes mundiales adoptaron un conjunto de 17 objetivos globales como parte de una nueva agenda de desarrollo sostenible. Cada objetivo tiene metas específicas, que deben alcanzarse en los próximos 15 años.

SobreCiencia conversó con Rosado, quién destacó muy positivamente los avances del Geoparque Grutas del Palacio, así como su proyección internacional.

Es claro que no todos los territorios son iguales y no todos pueden trabajar directamente sobre los 17 objetivos. Sin embargo, en las Grutas del Palacio, un objetivo con el que están contribuyendo y trabajando, es con el objetivo número 3, que tiene que ver con la salud y el bienestar, entendiendo que salud es también fomentar el bienestar, ya sea a través de ejercicio físico o a través de actividades en la naturaleza. Esto ocurre con la regata del geoparque, que se realiza cada año. Esto logra tener una dinámica de regatas en el interior del país, que motiva el flujo económico, turístico, recreativo y educativo. Y otro aspecto que se puede hablar del Geoparque Grutas del Palacio, tiene que ver con el objetivo número 12, vinculado a sistemas de producción y consumo sostenible y responsable, a través de un sello o marca de calidad que están dando a los productos regionales locales, para promover producciones más orgánicas y más saludables”, detalló.

La experta dijo que desde Unesco se destaca que la ciencia debe estar siempre al servicio de la sociedad a través de la educación para conocer las culturas propias y las de otros países; y agregó que un geoparque debe también buscar estrategias que vayan más allá de la conservación del ambiente.

Unesco es una entidad que debe promover y crear paz, y la única forma de crear paz entre todos, es comprender las diferentes culturas. Un geoparque es un territorio también para promover eso. Construir paz y desarrollo”, expresó.

Rosado detalló su impresión sobre las Grutas del Palacio y destacó la buena aceptación sobre el geoparque derivado de la aceptación que tiene la sociedad, algo que explicó, no acontece siempre en todos los territorios.

El hecho de que en Flores, en Trinidad, la población sabe que está ahí, es muy bueno y da una gran fuerza. Y en el sentido de las bellezas naturales, sin duda que hay lugares con un gran potencial que todavía pueden aprovecharse mejor. Pero se está haciendo un buen manejo, una buena difusión, se está educando. Es un territorio que cuenta con diferentes bellezas, patrimonio que merecen la pena”, agregó.

Rosado reflexionó sobre los aspectos que los uruguayos no destacamos bien dentro de este patrimonio, como por ejemplo la observación de aves y de los diferentes paisajes que la zona regala. Aspectos que para su explotación turística, no requieren precisamente una intervención directa en el territorio que pudiera afectar su conservación.

Por ejemplo, la observación de aves, algo que se puede promover en muchos de los sitios identificados dentro del geoparque, y de los que no necesariamente se habla. Yo entiendo, porque a lo mejor para los que viven aquí sea muy común. Pero para las personas que venimos de afuera, poder encontrar tal diversidad de aves no es tan fácil. Otro recurso que también a lo mejor no se aprecia para el uruguayo porque lo tiene todos los días, es ver un atardecer o un amanecer. Pero para personas que vienen de grandes ciudades, de regiones montañosas, es algo que también no se aprecia. Hay recursos, potenciales que no precisan directamente una intervención para una explotación turística, simplemente se precisa poner atención sobre los valores que tiene el territorio y promoverlos”, concluyó.

Texto: Alexandra Perrone

Foto: Gabriela Rufener.  Pagina web oficial de Grutas del Palacio: http://www.geoparque.uy

Entrevista: Gustavo Villa

https://www.sobreciencia.uy/geoparque-grutas-del-palacio-un-patrimonio-que-aporta-a-los-objetivos-de-desarrollo-sostenible/

Call for Papers – Congresso Internacional sobre Cultural Mapping: Linking Heritage (Tangible and Intangible) and Creative Tourism (29-30 Novembro 2018)

A Universidade de Évora/Cátedra UNESCO organiza congresso internacional sobre Cultural Mapping: Linking Heritage (Tangible and Intangible) and Creative Tourism (29-30 Novembro 2018). Prazo limite do call for papers30 de Junho de 2018.

Website do congresso: https://ichculturalmapping.weebly.com

Sobre o congresso:

The need to identify and inventory cultural heritage accompanies the notion and evolution of cultural heritage itself. In 2003, the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage recognized also the need of giving awareness to a living heritage, in constant modification, which is part of the identity of groups and communities and is transmitted from generation to generation. Significant emphasis is put on the importance of identifying intangible heritage through collaborative practices involving the communities. One of the most visible impacts has been the launch of several “participative” processes of mapping intangible heritage in the last ten years. There are no fixed formulas or ready-made solutions, and the process of mapping intangible heritage is taking many different ways and formats, from official lists to national registrars, to geographic and thematic inventories, databases, PDF format, websites, etc. They also vary in terms of contents depth and the level of involvement of communities in such collaborative processes.

Cultural mapping has been identified, included by UNESCO, as a significant tool to grasp the intangible and cultural diversity at large. Also known as cultural resource mapping, can be understood more than a research technique or tool to map tangible and intangible cultural assets, landscapes and peoples in territories. It has the power to promote the debate on spaces and places. It can be used to draw attention to significant resources and point out rising issues and possible engaging solutions that involve local communities though participatory, co-creation approaches. As a policy making tool, cultural mapping contents can be used to enhance place profiles and regeneration of cultural quarters and heritage sites. As an output, it can also become a tool which leads to new tourism development approaches, such as creative tourism.

The congress aims to provide a better understanding of how cultural mapping can propose actions that enhance the awareness of cultural identities, debate its implications for local development, community engagement and policymaking, including sustainable and creative tourism practices, and foster debate over its long-term results.

The congress will be structured in two days. One is dedicated to the challenges of mapping ICH through conventional and alternative approaches. Besides a better dissemination of information resources available through databases online about intangible heritage: what is their impact? Who is using them, how, and for what purposes? Are they an end in itself or are they catalysing other initiatives? The second day is dedicated to the use of cultural mapping in tourism planning. The aim is to discuss the present state of the art of cultural mapping and its role in tourism development and heritage management practices. ​

The Congress is organised by CIDEHUS – Interdisciplinary Centre for History, Culture and Societies and the UNESCO Chair “Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage of the University of Évora in collaboration with the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra) within the framework of the project “CREATOUR – Creative Tourism Destination Development in Small Cities and Rural Areas Research Project”. The Congress also endorses the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and the goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Call for Papers

All interested academics, researchers, PhD students and practitioners are invited to submit proposals (papers or posters) in Portuguese or English. Two main approaches are preferably suggested:

– Mapping intangible heritage on the web. We welcome proposals that explore the theoretical and methodological approaches, emphasising issues and challenges faced, including community engagement and the impact of such projects in policymaking and society.

– Using cultural mapping in tourism planning. We welcome proposals that explore the following topics:
•    Cultural mapping in the framework of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
•    Participative cultural mapping approaches
•    Intangible and emotional mapping
•    Cultural mapping in rural areas
•    Augmented reality and mapping
•    Qualitative GIS

Guidelines for submissions

Deadline: 30th of June 2018
Information required for submissions:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Place of employment/study
  • Brief resume of no more than 150 words (biographical notice, main publications or achievements)
  • Type of proposal: Paper/Poster. Papers are standard 20-minutes presentations. Posters (max. 1,70 m high and 0,70 cm large) will be on display for two days during the congress. Poster sessions will be scheduled according to 5-minute presentations per poster
  • Title of your paper/poster
  • Abstract of no more than 500 words (for papers and posters). Abstracts should present the topic or main argument and demonstrate scientific quality through references to a theoretical framework, the methodologies, and outline main contributions to knowledge. A list of bibliographic references (no more than 15) should also be added. The instructions from Emerald for writing a structured abstract can be useful: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/194f/91e45c1784f379c91788a748459157e57304.pdf

For submissions please write to: cultural.mapping@uevora.pt

Publication
A Book of abstracts will be produced. Additionally, all authors are invited to submit full papers by revising their presentations following conference discussions. Full papers will be selected based in a rigorous peer review process to be included in a publication planned for 2019.

For more information see the congress website, here.

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